The lake level was 656.4; generation of 28,000 CFS down to 19,000 CFS through the week for a level of 655.9 by the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 42 degrees. Truman Lake was at 708.4 level.

The lake level was 656.4; generation of 28,000 CFS down to 19,000 CFS through the week for a level of 655.9 by the weekend.  Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 42 degrees. Truman Lake was at 708.4 level.

TO NOTE

The Lower Osage is from the dam to the 22-mile mark; Mid-Lake is between the 22 and 38-mile marks; the Upper Osage is between the 38 and the Rt. 65 Bridge.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

No tournaments reported.

MID-LAKE

Water clarity: Murky. Crappie: Slow on jigs 8 to 10 feet deep.

GRAVOIS

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on suspending jerkbaits along secondary points. Catfish: Good drifting cut shad.

UPPER OSAGE

Water clarity: Muddy. Fishing is slow for all species. Coves are ice covered.

BAGNELL DAM SPILLWAY

Water clarity: Stained. Fishing is slow for all species.

GRAND GLAIZE

Water clarity: Upper end is stained and lower end is clear. Crappie: Good on jigs 3 to 8 feet deep along secondary points.

LOWER OSAGE

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Fair on suspending stickbaits, finesse jigs and Alabama rigs 6 to 12 feet deep on secondary points. Crappie: Good on jigs set 6 feet deep below a bobber on secondary points.

NIANGUA

Water clarity: Stained. Black bass: Slow on crankbaits along steep rocky banks.

SOURCES

Guide Alfred Chapman (573-465-3810), www.lakeozarkfishingguideservice.com; Big Ed’s Guide Service (573-692-6710) www.bigedsguideservice.com; Guide Jack Uxa (573-434-2570) www.lakeoftheozarksfishingguide.com; Guide John Blankenbeker (573-280-1455); Guide Terry Blankenship (573-480-2835); Guide Jim Dill (573-204-9005) www.jamesdillguideservice.com; Fitz Fishing (573-693-9299); Bryants Osage Outdoors (573-374-2278); Edgar’s Outdoor Sports (573/378-2220); www.edgarssports.com; Cody’s Bait & Tackle (660-723-5115); Lake Level (573-365-9205); Tournament Results—Thanks to www.bassingbob.com.